Niger Delta Activist & PANDEF Executive Secretary, Tony Uranta, Dies

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Niger Delta Activist & PANDEF Executive Secretary, Tony Uranta, Dies

The Executive Secretary of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), and Niger Delta activist, Tony Uranta is dead.

Uranta who also doubles as the executive secretary of the United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Strategy (UNDEDSS) died on Wednesday afternoon after a protracted illness.

Actress Regina Askia Williams confirmed Uranta’s death in a facebook post.

She wrote on her facebook page: “On your behalf, we announce the passage of Tony Uranta (TIU) at 1:32pm this afternoon.

“Tony has gone home to rest, after a long medical battle.

“He fought a good fight while here, but we believe God needs him now, to continue from the other side, and to perhaps conquer on his strong believe on Justice, Equity, Peace and Unity for Nigeria.

“Burial will be announced by family.”

“Tony has gone home to rest ooooo, after a long medical battle for about 24months. He fought a good fight while here, but we believe God needs him now, to continue from the other side, and to perhaps conquer on his strong believe on Justice, Equity, Peace and Unity for Nigeria. Burial will be announced by family”, his family said in a statement.

Uranta was a member, Federal Government’s Technical Committee on Niger Delta

He is survived by his wife Baarong Uranta, a sport analyst with Channels Television

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